Nonviolence

Cuban Athletes Score against Violence

HAVANA, Sep 20 2013 (IPS) – It is unusual to see Cuban sports legends in public service announcements. However, a handful of champions and rising young stars are wearing messages or appearing in TV spots against violence among men or toward…

Syria ‘Responsibility to Protect’ as spurious as Iraq’s WMD. Today, 50 years on, MLK’s message of Nonviolence is the only way

The UK, France and the US, with the support of the Arab League are preparing to attack Syria without a UN mandate. International law “experts” have signalled that intervention could be legally justified without a Security Council resolution under the…

Fahrenheit 2013

In 1966 we flocked to the cinema to watch the daring Truffaut’s science fiction film Fahrenheit 451 based on the 1953 novel by Ray Bradbury, about an oppressive future in a totalitarian regime in which firemen’s duty is to destroy…

Five Theses about Assange-Manning-Snowden

[divide][clear] By Johan Galtung. ALFAZ, Spain, Aug 13 2013 (IPS) – THESIS ONE: The leaks are not about “whistle-blowing”, but about a nonviolent, civil disobedient fight against huge social evils. Whistle-blowing presupposes that somebody can be warned, in fact wants…

Spanish State: They want us poor, silenced and straight

The governing Popular Party (PP) is on a crusade – not only against fundamental rights such as health, education, housing, work, but also against sexual and reproductive freedoms. The PP wants to impose a model of society, not only at…

Making Peace with Our Futures

By Johan Galtung In this column, Johan Galtung, rector of the TRANSCEND Peace University and author of ‘The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What?’, writes that the future holds many possibilities for humankind, from the rise of…

New WHO report on gender violence : Thoughts on improving prevention

”WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ New clinical and policy guidelines launched to guide health sector response See the full Report here on http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2013/violence_against_women_20130620/en/index.html 20 June 2013 | Geneva – Physical or…

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

A collaborative effort between people of the 15M, OWS, Occupy, Indignados, and YoSoy 132 movements. These notes are an attempt to summarise some of the common points between what are known as emerging movements, that is, the various social movements…

USA: 35 Years for Embarrassing the Guards?

Intruders on a nuclear base, including a nun, face decades in prison for tying “Crime Scene” tape on an H-bomb factory. By John LaForge Risking your personal freedom for a worthy cause is as American as apple pie. But nonviolently…

Getting to know us: A memo to U.S. adversaries

One of the first things you need to know about the U.S. is how difficult it is for us to tolerate ambiguity—especially when untangling our own motives. An example was our second invasion of Iraq. After 9/11 we felt an…

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